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1st Battle of Reading

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    King Ethelred of Wessex (Old English: Æþelræd) (c. 840 – April 23, 871) was the fourth son of King Ethelwulf of Wessex, and an older brother of Alfred the Great. He is somet...
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1st Battle of Reading

  • Date 4 January 871
  • Location Reading, Berkshire
  • Belligerents West Saxons v Danelaw Vikings
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